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Sentinels’ late strike ousts Clippers from Div. II semis

October 30, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — When one of her players asked Cumberland High head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello how her baby was surviving the early moments of a battle between the Clippers and Smithfield on Wednesday night, the elder replied, “Pretty good, I think.”
Immediately after the second-ranked Sentinels had roared to an incredible 3-2 victory in this R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal at Nick Carcieri Field, Capone-Bello kept the same sense of humor, though looked sad doing so.

'Own goal' allows Central Falls to bounce Tolman from Division I boys' soccer playoffs

October 29, 2013

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CENTRAL FALLS – The Tolman-Central Falls playoff game appeared headed to a shootout for the longest time on Tuesday night. The favored Warriors were having a hard time scoring against Tolman keeper Adam Ghazal, arguably the best goalie in the state.

McGair: Born-again Big East still contains plenty of coaching starpower

October 27, 2013

For years, the names rolled off your tongue so effortlessly that it felt like you were on a first-name basis with them. Everything felt so warm and reassuring when discussing certain Big East coaches that mentioning them in the same breath as death and taxes was perfectly acceptable.

Nothing is certain but death and taxes – along with Jim Boeheim coaching at Syracuse. Ditto Jim Calhoun at Connecticut, Rick Pitino at Louisville and Mike Brey at Notre Dame.

For PC's Cooley, there’s a method to ‘Late Night Madness’

October 26, 2013

PROVIDENCE – On a campus where the men’s basketball program serves as a valuable gateway for public attention, nights like the one that took place at Providence College Friday are held in high esteem, not only by students, but the community at large.

With much fanfare, head coach Ed Cooley, his assistants and players rolled out the Black & White carpet for “Late Night Madness” festivities at Alumni Hall.

SRA speed pays off in 21-13 win over Shea

October 25, 2013

PAWTUCKET -- In an evenly-matched game that stood tied at 13 late in the third quarter, St. Raphael Academy’s speedy James Kelly made the decisive play of the night, an 80-yard touchdown run through the middle of Shea’s defense that sparked the Saints to a crucial 21-13 triumph over the Raiders.

SRA-Shea football game could mean playoff berth

October 24, 2013

In terms of playoff ramifications, the significance of Friday’s 7 p.m. Division II-B contest pitting St. Raphael at Shea cannot be underscored.

The stakes are pretty high when you consider the 2-2 Saints and the 2-2 Raiders presently share the subdivision’s fourth and final playoff spot. Sprinkle in a West Warwick squad that’s also two up and two down in league play and it makes perfect sense to label tonight’s Pawtucket-centric matchup as one of critical significance.

Lincoln downs Bay View in regular-season finale

October 24, 2013

LINCOLN — Head coach Brenda Sylvester really couldn't recall what she told her Lincoln High troops prior to facing Bay View in both teams' Division I-North season finale on Thursday afternoon.
“I guess I just told them to go out and play as well as they know they can,” stated Sylvester, who attended the contest despite being on maternity leave, giving assistant Lea Miguel the opportunity to serve as interim chief. “I just said, 'Go out and play your game.'”

No. 3 batter Pedroia draws attention at World Series

October 24, 2013

BOSTON – For much of his tenure with the Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia has been a mainstay at the No. 2 spot in the batting order.

What used to serve as a foregone conclusion for Boston received a noticeable jolt this season. On Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, Pedroia found himself hitting in front of cleanup “banger” David Ortiz while newcomer Shane Victorino assumed the spot in the lineup that used to have the second baseman’s name written all over it.

Lincoln students learn importance of syncing both body and mind

October 23, 2013

LINCOLN – As a former high school and college athlete, Mike Bedrossian knows what it takes to prepare for games, especially those critical to his teams' success.

He did time and again at Seekonk High, as well as the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, where he starred in basketball and baseball.

East Providence native, Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes weighs in on Fall Classic

October 22, 2013

This is one of those times when getting it straight from the horse’s mouth just seems right. In Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes, you have someone who meets the criteria of gleaning insight into what exactly makes the Red Sox and Cardinals tick.

Lopes’ credentials are unparalleled when it comes to weighing in/opining on the two World Series combatants. The East Providence native and La Salle Academy alumnus was part of a Los Angeles organization that recently got pushed aside by St. Louis in the National League Championship Series.

 

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